According to Majid Michel, although he knew Christ, he was following him with his flesh and did not have a deeper understanding of him.
The actor has also opened up on how he came to accept God as his saviour and how that has impacted his life.
In an interview on Starr FM’s Starr Chat hosted by Bola Ray said,
“I think the calling was always there… I knew Jesus for a very long time but I guess I was just following the flesh for a very long time which most of us do because I made the flesh the master instead of the Spirit.”
“But it’s supposed to be the Spirit as the master and the calling was always there, I just heeded to it because I didn’t want any rough.”
“It all started approximately not actively five years ago when Timothy Bentum started something called the APPNC, where we bring together actors, professionals, Presenters and musicians for Christ. That was where I got the platform to talk to tens of thousands of people about Christ.”
“That was where I got to share things I discovered in the Bible, things I never found out when growing up, things the church never told me, things I never heard from any of my pastors,”
According to the father of two, his wife never saw the sudden change in his attitude.
“She never saw any sudden change in me… I taught her for the first time for an altar call. My wife was my first student concerning ministry. My friends like KOD, John Dumelo, Fred Numah are all witnesses to my ministry, they were never surprised.”
Michel entered professional acting by auditioning for a modelling agency a neighbour had introduced him to. He was invited to join the modelling agency, Super Model Agency, on the behest of his next-door neighbour.
He starred in the television series Things We Do for Love, acquiring his nickname “Shaker” on the set. His role on Things We Do for Love was to be played by a Lebanese boy, and Michel attributes being given the role due to his Lebanese heritage.
Things We Do For Love became a success and propelled him into the mainstream.
In 2008 Michel starred as the lead role in the film Agony of the Christ, which received seven nominations at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2009.